When you need a dip and you're on Low FODMAP elimination, it's not as simple as just dropping by the grocery store and picking up something to bring to the party. Luckily, it's not much more difficult than grabbing a jar of dip to whip up this fabulous, better-than-Hidden-Valley, creamy, perfect ranch dressing. Whether you're dipping or topping a salad, or spreading it on a sandwich, a little Low FODMAP milk can adjust the consistency to meet your needs here.
Now, I did purchase the Fody Ranch Dressing to try. The consistency is much thinner than I expected, and the flavor did not remind me of typical ranch dressing. It was very vinegar-forward and honestly, it made both me and my (FODMAP-consuming and garbage-disposal-esque) husband gag. If you're not a current ranch dressing fan, it has gotten some positive reviews, but I think if you're missing Hidden Valley, you'll likely prefer this homemade version.
UPDATE: There's a new certified Low FODMAP Ranch Dressing on the block - and boy, is she gooooood! Live Free Foods Ranch Dressing really hits the mark for those of us who crave the FODMAP-ladenn versions of our past. It's so thick and creamy!
Low FODMAP Ranch Dressing Dip
1/2 cup Low FODMAP sour cream*
1/4 cup Low FODMAP mayonnaise**
3 heaping tbs fresh chives, chopped finely
2 tbs fresh dill, chopped finely
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce***
1-2 tbs (or until desired consistency is reached) Low FODMAP milk of choice****
*Lactose-free sour cream works wonderfully here, as does Tofutti vegan sour cream
**I use Best Foods (aka Hellman's), though much storebought mayonnaise is Low FODMAP by ingredient
***While worcestershire sauce does contain onion and garlic, it has been tested by Monash as Low FODMAP up to 2 tablespoons per serve - Read more from Alana at A Little Bit Yummy here
****Including lactose-free cow's milk, rice milk, almond milk, or soy milk made from soy protein isolate
Per Serve: Calories 90, Fat 8g, Sodium 262mg, Carbs 5g, Fiber 0g, Sugars 1g, Protein 1g
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!
What's your favorite High FODMAP dip you'd like to make Low FODMAP?
Hi, I'm Zoe - a novice blogger who happened to experience IBS symptom relief following a Low FODMAP diet. I adapt recipes for a happy tongue and a happy tummy!